Wondering Where to Eat on Ambergris Caye in 2023? Start Here.

by Khaila Gentle

Ambergris Caye, Belize – the most popular island in the country, and home to its most famous town. There’s always something to do on La Isla Bonita. Even better though, there’s always something delicious to eat. If you’re a foodie planning on visiting the island, here are some ideas for where to grab a bite.

Lily’s Treasure Chest

Try the traditional Shrimp Ceviche or Conch Ceviche dressed simply at Lily’s Treasure Chest in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

Open daily, Lily’s Treasure Chest can be found right on the beachfront in the heart of San Pedro Town. Dine inside or enjoy the cool Caribbean breeze thanks to al fresco dining on the beach. At Lily’s, a wide range of dishes loved by locals and tourists alike comes alongside a hearty helping of quality customer service. They’re known as the home of some of the best ceviche on Ambergris Caye, and once you taste it, you’ll certainly understand why. With choices of fish, shrimp, conch or lobster (when in season), the ceviche also comes with a side of habanero peppers for those who love an added kick of flavor.

Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace

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Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Bar at Grand Caribe

For dinner with spectacular 360 degree views, Grand Caribe’s Rain Rooftop Restaurant is the place to be. Offering al freso dining, often accompanied by live performances, Rain is a constant favorite on Ambergris Caye. Choose from an array of international cuisine (some with their own local twist) and enjoy alongside a colorful cocktail in the evening or a hot cup of coffee in the morning.

Tip: Hoping to dine at this popular rooftop restaurant? Make sure to book with Grand Caribe in advance.



Found at Sunbreeze Suites in the heart of town, Jambel’s is the eatery of choice for anyone looking for amazing live performances. Enjoy soothing reggae tunes while you dine on your favorite dishes. Jamel’s offers an array of dishes inspired by Belizean and Jamaican flavors.

Mambo’s Bistro

Brunch has never looked better than it does at Matachica Resort’s Mambo’s Bistro. Found on the northern half of Ambergris Caye, this popular locale is serving up delecable dishes (complete with the Sunday brunch drink of choice, mimosas). Take your pick from a myriad of dishes like chicken and waffles, lobster rolls (when in season), and eggs benedict with a Belizean twist.

The Truck Stop

A local Ambergris Caye hangout. Photo courtesy of the Truck Stop.

This popular hangout spot is serving up cuisine inspired by all corners of the globe – from Thai to Italian. Enjoy live music while you try to decide on which shipping container turned food stall you’d like to eat from. Complete with ping pong, foosball, and even a pool, the Truck Stop is one of the best places to enjoy both fun and food.

Featured Photo by Lily’s Treasure Chest

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